The cinnamon-flavored peanut butter really caught my eye and I decided to make something sweet. I've been on a healthy streak and oatmeal bakes are so easy for accelerating your morning. I made this oatmeal bake with some of my favorite healthy ingredients like smashed bananas and egg whites, which let the flavor of cinnamon shine through.
One of my secrets for baking with raisins in any context is to let them slightly rehydrate before baking. In this instance, I soaked the raisins in vanilla extract for 10 minutes before baking. This ensured the raisins weren't tough or chewy, which would have detracted from the soft and fluffy texture of the oats.
Also, I baked my oatmeal in a pie tin, but that's only because I can't seem to find my 8x8 inch pan. Either form will do.
Healthy Cookie Oatmeal Bake Recipe
1/4 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla1 1/2 cups quick oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup skim milk
2 egg whites, beaten
1 banana, mashed
1/4 cup cinnamon peanut butter
Combine the raisins and vanilla in a small dish and set aside. Combine the oats, sugar, baking powder and salt, then set aside. Beat the egg whites together, then add the milk, banana and peanut butter. Add the wet ingredients and raisins into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.